e-mail to this site from Kim W.,
"Thank You for the truth!!!"
Oh Thank You!
Following the advice of professionals, I enrolled my (2-year-old) son in a
five-star center. It felt like the most un-natural thing to leave him
because it was, but "they" said he needed interaction with other kids so I
went against my gut and sent him anyway. He went for two days too many. He
cried all day. I would call to check on him and would hear his little
weeping hoarse voice in the background all the while (I was) being
reassured. Everything I read on your website is exactly what I saw at the
"learning center" he attended.
Thank you so much for all the information and truth!!! I well be sending a
link to your website to other mothers I know!
e-mail to this site from Amy B.,
"angry at daycare!!!"
My husband and I noticed several tiny
bumps on my 2-year-old daughter's groin area.
...the dermatologist...did a biopsy of them and the doctor has discovered
they were genital warts. She has been examined and no sexual abuse has
I have been told it is common for children 2 years of age and under to get
genital warts from daycares by the doctor.
She probably got them from a daycare worker going to the bathroom who had
genital warts and they didn't wash their hands, then changed her diaper!!!
I AM SOOOO ANGRY!!
I cannot believe something like this could happen to a baby because of an
unclean daycare worker!!
We are just devastated.
From Kathleen B.,
who is no longer considering daycare, 8-Feb-2009
The daycare staff told me I couldn't
visit my own child because it would make the other children feel bad!!
email from Vicki C. in the UK, Your site,
Thanks for creating this site;
everything I found there has confirmed my own suspicions about the effect of
nursery on my 2-year-old.
...Quite apart from being constantly ill and thus missing loads of sessions
(which we still have to pay for!), she has become clingy and needy at home
and cries heartbreakingly when we drop her off.
...And the other day my daughter put her little hands around my throat and
tried to strangle me!! She certainly didn't learn that at home. So she's not
going back (to daycare).
e-mail to this site from Jennifer A.,
I am so fed up myself with daycare.
...So against our better judgment, we had to put him in daycare at 6 weeks
He is now 6 months old (in which has been sick most of the time- RSV, double
ear infections, colds)
I had heard such great things from people that this specific daycare was so
I trusted this place and they are not looking out for my son... only
e-mail to this site from Ms. F.,
Love the web site! I (have) an MSW* and
experience as a psychotherapist with children. I will add that I am also a
staunch feminist and very liberal-minded.
...I had the opportunity to work in the early childhood world (doing mostly
child mental health assessments, providing continuing education for day care
staff, and consultation) and was APPALLED at what passed for quality child
...many of the child cares that I visited billed themselves as "state of the
art". I personally...would NEVER send (my son) to any child care.
*Master of Social Work degree
Behavior, Development, Quality
e-mail to this site from Laura C. in
Britain, 11-May-09, More creative daycare names
...in the UK, private/independent
boarding schools used to take in children from 6 or 7 years old. In the
1980s and 1990s, this practice was openly reviled, and described as inhumane
Yet, the same people who decried these boarding schools as inhumane think
nothing wrong about leaving their children from as young as 8 weeks old in
daycare facilities for between 10 to 12 hours a day!
How can it be considered cruel for a 9 year old to
stay all day at school yet be considered OK to leave a 9 week old all day at
"Child-Care Centers and Parents Brace
for Flu Season", by Coeli Carr, 16-Oct-09, www.time.com
"Day-care establishments are like
nursing homes and hospitals," he says. "If you park a person there and never
visit, you'll never know what's going on."
Quoted from David Wolf, a Jacksonville Florida child-injury lawyer.
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